Establishing an Independent National Prosecutor’s Office in Mexico
May 10, 2018 | Publication | Human Rights
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report by the Washington Office on Latin America, a MacArthur grantee, and the Due Process of Law Foundation asserts that the creation of a new, independent National Prosecutor’s Office will play a critical role in strengthening Mexico’s troubled criminal justice system. The report outlines measures that Mexican policymakers must take to formally establish the office and ensure that it is free from political influence and manipulation.These measures include barring the automatic transfer of personnel from the old to the new office and establishing a transparent and public procedure that allows civil society to participate in selecting the national prosecutor.

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